Becky has spent her entire career cooking and baking, which are also her favorite hobbies outside of work. For her, time spent in the kitchen not only relieves stress, but is lots of fun as well. Becky’s love for baking began as a child, standing on a chair next her mom, adding ingredients and mixing up dough.
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Holiday reindeer have dressed up this year. Under their shiny coat, traditional flavors of chocolate and peppermint take center stage.
Place chocolate into bowl; microwave 1 minute. Continue microwaving, stirring every 15 seconds, until chocolate is melted and smooth. Cool 5 minutes.
Place 2/3 cup butter into another bowl; beat at medium speed 30 seconds. Add melted chocolate; continue beating until combined. Add sugar; beat until well mixed. Add egg, milk, 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla and peppermint extract; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, baking powder and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed.
Divide dough in half. Shape each half into ball; flatten slightly. Wrap each in plastic food wrap; refrigerate at least 1 hour or until firm.
Heat oven to 375°F.
Roll out dough, one-half at a time, on lightly floured surface (keeping remaining dough refrigerated) to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out using 5-inch reindeer cookie cutter. Place onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 6-8 minutes or until edges are firm. Remove to cooling rack; cool completely.
Spread glaze onto cookies. Sprinkle cookies with coarse grain sugar and tiny stars. Place silver dragées on each reindeer for the eye and harness.
Dietary Fiber: 1g
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